Fairtrade Fortnight 2017

Monday 27 February - Sunday 12 March

Having the perfect cuppa or a snack is an important part of our daily routine, yet millions of farmers who produce the treats we enjoy during our breaks are struggling to make a living. 

Show your support for the farmers and workers who grow our food in developing countries, by taking part in this year's Fairtrade Fortnight. 

Fairtrade Fortnight is an annual promotional campaign organized and funded by the Fairtrade Foundation to increase awareness of Fairtrade products. Buying Fairtrade products guarantees protection of workers’ rights and payment of a fair minimum price for farmers.


(Pictures courtesy of the Fairtrade Foundation)

Get Invovled and Make a Difference

You can get involved by hosting your own Fairtrade themed events for staff and students in your School or Directorate. Why not organise a coffee morning, or bake something for your colleagues using Fairtrade ingredients and help us promote a positive message.



In support of this year's Fairtrade Fortnight the University is hosting some Fairtrade themed events.

SU Big Brew - Friday 3rd March 

To support Fairtrade Fortnight the Queen's University Students Union and Campus Food and Drink will be hosting a Fairtrade 'Big Brew' on Friday 3rd March from 11 -2pm in the SU Foyer. Come along and enjoy some free Fairtrade Tea and Brownies. You could also be in with the chance to enter a free prize draw to win a Fairtrade hoodie or a number of ‘Put Fairtrade in your break’ goody bags.”

There will be a range of Fairtrade products on display, much of which is on sale in the SU Shop. 

Riddel Hall Coffee Morning - Monday 6th March

Call into the Isdell Courtyard in Riddel Hall on Monday 6th March from 08:30 - 09:30 and grab a free cup of Fair-trade tea or coffee to start the day.

Campus food and drink will also be launching a coffee loyalty card for the Executive Lounge at Riddel Hall with ‘Bring your own cup’ incentives. All tea and coffee served in the lounge is Fairtrade 

Clements Fairtrade Promotion 

In support of Fairtrade Fortnight, Clements in the Students Union will be offering  Queen's Staff and Students 'Buy One Get One Free' on all take away hot Drinks purchased during Fairtrade Fortnight. 

Junction Fairtrade Coffee

During Fairtrade Fortnight Junction will be serving filter coffee that will be a blend of 80% Fairtrade Colombian and 20% Fairtrade East African.


The Fairtrade Foundation have provided the following resources to help promote Fairtrade Fortnight. 

Fairtrade Quotes 

Put Fairtrade in your Break Banner

Get ready for Fairtrade fortnight Banner

Give Farmers a break Banner